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Cents and sensibility : what economics can learn from the humanities, Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro

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Cents and sensibility : what economics can learn from the humanities
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Cents and sensibility
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what economics can learn from the humanities
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Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro
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eng
Summary
Economists often act as if their methods explain all human behavior. But in Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities, especially the study of literature, offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith's great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and contend that a few decades later Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity. Morson and Schapiro argue that Smith's heirs include Austen, Anton Chekhov, and Leo Tolstoy as well as John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman. Economists need a richer appreciation of behavior, ethics, culture, and narrative--all of which the great writers teach better than anyone. Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a freewheeling dialogue between economics and the humanities by addressing a wide range of problems drawn from the economics of higher education, the economics of the family, and the development of poor nations. It offers new insights about everything from the manipulation of college rankings to why some countries grow faster than others. At the same time, the book shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself
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YDX
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1948-
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Morson, Gary Saul
Dewey number
330.01
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
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.M6776 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Schapiro, Morton Owen
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  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Verhaltensökonomie
  • Literaturanthropologie
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
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Cents and sensibility : what economics can learn from the humanities, Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Spotting the spoof: the value of telling stories out of (and in) school -- A slow walk to judgment: hedgehogs and foxes, wisdom and prediction -- The power and limits of the economic approach: case study 1: how to improve American higher education -- Love is in the air, or at least in the error term: case study 2: what economists can and cannot teach us about the family -- The ultimate question: case study 3: why do some countries develop faster than others? Economics, culture, and institutions -- The best of the humanities -- De-hedgehogizing Adam Smith: the economics that might be -- Humanomics: a dialogue of disciplines
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962352098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 307 pages
Isbn
9780691176680
Lccn
2017930423
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)962352098
Label
Cents and sensibility : what economics can learn from the humanities, Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spotting the spoof: the value of telling stories out of (and in) school -- A slow walk to judgment: hedgehogs and foxes, wisdom and prediction -- The power and limits of the economic approach: case study 1: how to improve American higher education -- Love is in the air, or at least in the error term: case study 2: what economists can and cannot teach us about the family -- The ultimate question: case study 3: why do some countries develop faster than others? Economics, culture, and institutions -- The best of the humanities -- De-hedgehogizing Adam Smith: the economics that might be -- Humanomics: a dialogue of disciplines
Control code
962352098
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 307 pages
Isbn
9780691176680
Lccn
2017930423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962352098

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